October 28th Meeting Minutes

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA OCTOBER 28, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE:  Rene Briggs                             INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT: Rick Gould
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION:
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: John Haag
  BIRTHDAYS: Bob Denne
  ANNIVERSARIES: Mike & Joanne Caldwell
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 A note from Tom Farmer
  Thanks to all who supported Interacts Pancake Breakfast – Saturday To Raise funds for Rotary End Polio Now
  RI Major Donor Recognition Louann Fay and Rick Gould
  RCOW 30th Anniversary Tuesday Nov. 11- 5:30- 7pm Ojai Valley Museum
  Next week’s speaker – TBD
HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Some of us were Happy
FINE MASTER – Paul Thomas
7:50 Some of us were fined.
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER Jim Lewis and Wade Nomura – Polio Plus
8:00 Brief Summary
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

“Polio’s pretty special, because once you get an eradication, you no longer have to spend money on it, it’s just there as a gift for the rest of time.
Bill Gates

October 21′st Meeting Minutes

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA OCTOBER 21, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE: Lou Torres                        INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT: Stephanie Midgett
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION:
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Paul Blatz
  BIRTHDAYS: None this week
  ANNIVERSARIES: None this week
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 Ojai Day-RCOW booth & Interact booths
  Nordhoff Interact Pancake Breakfast 10.25 – To Raise funds for Rotary End Polio Now
  RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 10.23.2014 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
  RCOW 30th Anniversary Tuesday Nov. 11- 5:30- 7pm
  Next week’s speakers – Jim Lewis District PP Moorpark Rotary 5240 Polio Chair & International Grants Chair &  Wade Nomura – PDG Dist. 5240 PP Carpinteria & 5240 RI Annual Fund Chair

End Polio Now

  Student of the Month – Nordhoff Student Louis Lopez
HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Some of us were happy.
FINE MASTER – Dennis Guernsey
  Some of us were fined.
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER Dr. Hank Bangser – Measure J
8:00 Brief Summary
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”
Abraham Lincoln

 

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”.

Benjamin Franklin

October 14th meeting minutes

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA OCTOBER 14, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE: Ward Wright                          INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT: Linda Burr
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Interact Co Presidents- Nicole and Jessica & Greg Lepine from Nordhoff, Mike Dawkins
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION:  Bob Beeby, Mike Ca ldwell, Steve Quilici our Guest and one of the speakers.
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Kathy Doubleday
  BIRTHDAYS: None this week
  ANNIVERSARIES: Rob and Linda Long 10.18
  Stephanie thank you for all of the pictures and the work on keeping us up to date on the Family of Rotary.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 SMART AED purchase award-Vince Montefusco  Check given for $1500 presented by Linda Burr.
  Interact Pancake Breakfast 10.25 – Announcement by Presidents Nicole and Jessica Tickets $8 and goes to End Polio Now
  Greg Lepine – Environmental Science grant from RCOW
  Mike Dawkins Eagles Fund raising director-Ojai Youth Eagle Football grant from RCOW, Check presented  for $1500 for Linda Burr.
  NID for District 5240 information – Linda Taylor Trip is Feb 17-28th,  Deadline to sign up is Nov 30th.
  David and Angela will be the host family for Austrian Rotary Exchange student Antonia Seitz
  RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 10.23.2014 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
  Next week’s speakers – Dr. Hank Bangser – Measure J
HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Donna Jones- Happy for Nordoff Interact to work with Villanova Interact at Ojai Day where they will do face painting and sell tickets to the pancake breakfast.
  Linda Taylor- Over 300 people participated in the OSA tour over the last three days.
  Linda Burr- announced that the boat committee had a meeting and she got to attend. The boat will be backed towards shore and the water will recede then the Boat motor can be worked on.
FINE MASTER – Paul Blatz  Topic Columbus trivia as it was Columbus day yesterday.
7:50  People were fined:   Reggie, John H., Les G., Michelle H, Bill S, Phil A, Ross A, Pat M, Rick T
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER Ojai Valley City Council Candidates: Paul Blatz, Randy Haney, Brandon Hansen, Steve Quilici, Bill Weirick.   
8:00 Brief Summary

Bill Weirick- Accidentally not given the correct date and was not able to attend this morning. Oversite of our programs committee and they apologize.

Randy Haney spoke about his 21 years as a resident and 14 years as a football coach and 8 years at the Parks Department.

Paul Blatz- Spoke as the only incumbent and noted his contributions to developing the land of blighted buildings in town, balancing the budget and his plan for finding the money to work on our decaying roads.

Brandon Hanson- Born in Ojai and has long family ties to the city. Talked about working in environmental industry with contaminated water business, need for tourism to support our businesses, and the need for education and program for our youth as crime is going up.

Steve Quilici- Spoke of his extensive experience in Aerospace industry, work with several non-profits, manager of small and large businesses and the use of data to make decisions not emotions. Spoke about fairness in the town and would like to return to small town ways where we communicate better with each other.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”
Abraham Lincoln

 

October 7th meeting minutes

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA OCTOBER 7, 2014
TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES

7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE: Phil Adams INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT: Father Jeff
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Mike C, Scott M.
SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Halina
BIRTHDAYS: None this week
ANNIVERSARIES: None this week

ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 9.30 Social update
District Conference update: Linda and Bill Antonia and they drove the coast and had a good time and the conference was inspiring.
David and Angela will be the host family for Austrian Rotary Exchange student Antonia Seitz
RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 10.23.2014 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
Next week’s speakers – Ojai City Council Candidates Forum: Paul Blatz, Randy Haney, Brandon Hansen, Steve Quilici, Bill Weirick.
Rotary Moment – Paul Harris Recipient – Aaron Gardner

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Bob was happy about his vacation in New York.
Father Jeff training with Red Cross
Linda- Basketball team
Dr Halverson- Running 10 K and getting 2nd in age group.

FINE MASTER – Dennis
7:50 Fined were: Dave m, Frankie, Jack, Jim H, John H, Father Jeff, Bob D, Stephanie

PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER Dennis Jones – Notes for Notes
8:00 Brief Summary
Dennis Jones discussed a wonderful non-profit “Notes to Notes”
that he has been involved with that works with Boys and Girls clubs to put recording studios in the clubs for kids that don’t want to play games there. Dennis has started fund raising for a studio in Ventura which is the closest one to Ojai. There are studios that this organization has put in Santa Barbara, Nashville and a couple other cities. A Fund raiser will be held this Sunday at Bombay in Ventura.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
The best way to get to knowing any bunch of people
is to go and listen to their music.
—Woody Guthrie

September 23, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING

AGENDA SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE:  Donna Jones         INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT: Linda Taylor;

Secretary-General’s Message:

Today is the International Day of Peace.  Each year, on this day, the United Nations calls for a global ceasefire. We ask combatants to put down their arms so all can breathe the air of peace. Armed conflict causes untold grief to families, communities and entire countries.  Too many are suffering today at the brutal hands of warmongers and terrorists.  Let us stand with them in solidarity.  Peace and security are essential foundations for social progress and sustainable development.  That is why three decades ago the United Nations affirmed the right of people to peach.  Throughout the coming year, we will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations.  Our organization is founded on the pledge to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. We have made progress but much remains to be done.  We must douse the fires of extremism and tackle the root causes of conflict.  Peace is a long road that we must travel together- step by step, beginning today.  Let us all observe a minute of silence, at noon.  Let us all reflect on peace and what it means for our human family.  Let us hold it in our hearts and minds and tenderly nurture it so it may grow and blossom.

7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Bret Bradigan, President Ojai Rotary Friday Club, Antonia Seitz, Rotary West Exchange Student from Austria, and Student of the Month, Inga Parkel and her mother Joyce, a professor at Oxnard College, and Rene Nocal, recommending teacher of Inga, Athletic Director and Nordhoff Math Chair.
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION:  Mike Caldwell, Jack McClenahan and Brian Crawford
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Michelle Henson
  BIRTHDAYS: 9.22 Holly Wiggins, 9.30 Louann Fay, & Jim Halverson
  ANNIVERSARIES: Tom & Rita Farmer
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 September 30th- Dark – Social Location Rotary Ojai West Park 5:00-6:30

President of Ojai Rotary, Bret Bradigan announced this Saturday’s film and concert at Libby Bowl, featuring the Beatle’s movie A Hard Day’s Night and Dennis Jones and his Beatles tribute bank.  Bret also announced the Rotary Club of Ojai’s “Taste of Ojai” on Sunday 10/26/14 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Ojai Valley Inn.  Bret requested the use of our clubs pop-ups and assistance from club members.  Bret encouraged members to take the fliers on the tables listing the Rotary Club of Ojai 2014-2015 list of programs. 

President Linda announced Dennis Jones will be the guest speaker at the 10/7/14 meeting.

Dr. Halverson introduced the September Student of the Month Inga Parkel and her Math teacher, Rene Nocal.  Ms. Nocal expressed what an amazing young lady Inga is and her dedication to her studies and help in so many areas at Nordhoff.

   Boat Trip- Tuesday Sept 30th – Help of Ojai Seniors – 9am CANCELLED
  ROTARY DISTRICT 5240 DISTRICT CONFERENCE      Oct. 3,4& 5Monterey California

HONORING SERVICE

Less than 2 weeks until the conference so there is still time to register and make hotel reservations.  We’re looking forward to seeing you for an exciting conference that includes dynamic speakers and great food at a great location!!Register and reserve a hotel room by going to the District 5240 website www.rotarydistrict5240.org . It’s easy. Just click on the links for hotel registration or online conference registration.

Want more information on Monterey. Go to our own Monterey microsite at www.seemonterey.com/rotary for special deals and places to see.

Want reservations for dinners, tours, and golfing at the seven golf courses.  Register and we’ll give you the secret number where you can make reservations (except Pebble Beach golf course) two weeks in advance. What a deal. Right now fishing is great (salmon), humpback whales are broaching 25 yards off the coast, the Monterey Aquarium is celebrating “Tentacles” with special sea creatures, and the weather is 70 degrees with visibility limited by the curvature of the earth! Come early and stay late to enjoy this paradise!!

  END POLIO NOW- EPIC CHALLENGE – OCT 3 – 200K TEAM/INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE RIDE –PASO ROBLES TO MONTERREY AND OCT 5 FAMILY POKER BIKE/RUN/WALK AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF IN MONTERY- NEED SPONSORS, PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS – SEE CARDS ON TABLE
  Looking for a host family for Austrian Rotary Exchange student Antonia Seitz
  Next week’s speaker – Dark – Social at Rotary Park, beginning at 5:00.  Dennis Jones will be guest speaker October 7th.
  RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 9.25 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
  Rotary Moment- Les Gardner- Rotary Park – the story and an idea; Les provided a history of the park from 2000 when Austin Cline worked with County Parks and the City of Ojai to make the Club’s Centennial Year Project a huge success.  A thank you to each club member for their continuing donation of $5 per month for the help with upkeep, and to Lawrence Nicklin and his crew who manage the upkeep of the park. Les is asking the Club to donate funds for a new water fountain, pavers and memorial stones that would assist with the cost.  More to come.
HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Pat McPherson happy for the City’s help to Ojai FLOW, Father Jeff happy for a visit to Houston to visit their grandchildren, Phil Adams, happy to be back home and thanked the Club for welcoming his sister as our guest speaker. Ross Atkinson happy for a visit with his grandchildren.  Kathy Doubleday is happy Craig and her boys are in their new Ojai home.  Bob Denne is happy to be home after a wonderful Alaska cruise.
   
FINE MASTER – Paul Thomas
7:50 Paul fined Linda Taylor, Phil Adams, Les Gardner, Kathy Doubleday, Prez Linda, Dr. Halverson, Lou Torres, Gayle Childress, Rene Briggs, Bob Denne, Pat McPherson, Frankie and Richard McArthur on the subject: “This day in History – September 23rd.
 
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER-Linda Burr- Sydney Australia Rotary International Convention or What I Did This Summer
8:00 Brief Summary:  Prez Linda gave a day by day rundown of her Rotary International experience.  The slide show showed all the amazing sights and changes in weather.  The convention topics covered were:  Ending Polio, Clean Water, Sanitation, Peace, Fighting Poverty and Empowering Youth.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

“Use your hand to help, use your head to make sure you are helping in the right place, and use your heart to make it sincere. Without your heart, nothing else matters.” 

 

Gary C.K. Huang

Rotary International President

2014-2015

 

September 2, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

TIME  
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE:  Kathy Doubleday                 INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT: Richard McArthur
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Nordhoff Interact co-Presidents Nicole and Jessica, and faculty advisor Greg Lepine. City Council Candidate Steve Quilici. Rotary Exchange Student Antonio Seitz from Austria.
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS: Pres Linda invited Interact co-Presidents to talk about their plans. They want to involve their members more in hands-on projects at Nordhoff and in the community. They want to spend more time doing and less time talking about what to do. They will also do their regular fundraisers, incuding funds for Ojai-West projects. Pres Linda suggested we make a presentation about Polio Eradication to the Interact Club.
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Mike Caldwell, Mike Dunlap, Richard McArthur, Les Gardner
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Jack McClenahan. Steve Frank commented “From District Governor to Scribe” and Bob Denne said, “Sounds like a promotion to me.”
  BIRTHDAYS: None this week
  ANNIVERSARIES: Lou & Pat Torres 9/1, 17 years &  Rick and Tessa Turner 9/5, yikes 44 years
ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Bob Denne announce Ojai Educational Foundation Breakfast  fundraiser October 2 at Nordhoff.  FREE but with a forceful fund appeal from Jim Halverson.  Bob mentioned what the OEF has done for upgrading technology in the schools, plus the arts, specifically music in the elementary grades.

President Linda read a thank you note from Duncan Nelles’s family for the presence and expressions of condolence from his fellow Rotary Club members.

7:40  Boat Trip- Tuesday Sept 30th – Help of Ojai Seniors – 9am

Tentative 5th Tuesday Club outing on the boat.

  ROTARY DISTRICT 5240 DISTRICT CONFERENCE

Oct. 3,4& 5Monterey California

HONORING SERVICE

Less than seven weeks until the conference so there is still time to register and make hotel reservations. Hotel rooms are going fast as we are over half full already! We’re looking forward to seeing you for an exciting conference that includes dynamic speakers and great food at a great location!!Register and reserve a hotel room by going to the District 5240 website www.rotarydistrict5240.org . It’s easy. Just click on the links for hotel registration or online conference registration. Want more information on Monterey. Go to our own Monterey microsite at www.seemonterey.com/rotary for special deals and places to see. Want reservations for dinners, tours, and golfing at the seven golf courses.  Register and we’ll give you the secret number where you can make reservations (except Pebble Beach golf course) two weeks in advance. What a deal. Right now fishing is great (salmon), humpback whales are broaching 25 yards off the coast, the Monterey Aquarium is celebrating “Tentacles” with special sea creatures, and the weather is 70 degrees with visibility limited by the curvature of the earth! Come early and stay late to enjoy this paradise!!

  END POLIO NOW- EPIC CHALLENGE – OCT 3 – 200K TEAM/INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE RIDE –PASO ROBLES TO MONTERREY AND OCT 5 FAMILY POKER BIKE/RUN/WALK AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF IN MONTERY- NEED SPONSORS, PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS – SEE CARDS ON TABLE
  Next week’s speaker – Krista Kim – Director for Ojai Youth Entertainment Studio
  Memorial Service for Cindi Gould – Saturday September 13th at noon at Gould Residence on 2515 Fordyce Road.  Please RSVP to Stephanie you are coming.
  RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 9.25 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
  September 30th- Dark – Sunset Cruise on Lake Casitas-Details later
HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Ross Atkinson is happy to have spent a week waiting on irresistible granddaughter.

Kathy Doubleday announced that she will be opening her own private practice – physical therapy and fitness – in town in late September. She is taking over the space where Curves is exiting and will be building a Physical Therapy Practice there along with expanding the circuit training and fitness program.

Rick Gould thanked all those who have RSVP’d for Cindi’s Memorial at noon, September 13.

Richard McArthur had some show-and-tell clipping from the Ojai Valley News about the RCOW Charter Night in February 1985…and the first Ojai Wine Festival – “4,000 Attend!”

FINE MASTER – Paul Blatz threw softball questions about Labor Day.  The following were generally safe in answering “All of the Above” – Les Gardner, Bob Denne, Jack McClenahan, Richard McArthur, Michelle Henson, Steve Frank, Pat McPherson, Lou Torres, Linda Taylor, John Haag
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER- Craft Talk by Frankie Conrad

Frankie is a Med Tech at Community Memorial in Ventura. A former EMT and ER Tech,, he decided to specialize in Radiology. He talked about patients’ natural fear of the MRI experience, trapped in a narrow tube with that hammering sound. In the Q&A Lou Torres asked about how Frankie reassures the patients and he replied “patience.” Which surprisingly to President Linda, me, and maybe others, he learned in the Marine Corps as a transport helicopter crew chief in Afghanistan. Wow!  Other questions related to his father-in-law Dennis Guernsey who was not present to defend himself.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears – of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, or speaking before a Rotary Club, and of the words “Some Assembly Required”-Dave Barry
 

 

 

 

 

August 26th 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA AUGUST 26, 2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE:  Bob Denne                INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT: Ross Atkinson     
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Gabriela Vargas, Karina Blas, Claudia Luna, Cathie Capp, Carolina and Rodrigo from Brazil
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Scott McArthur, Mike Caldwell, and the Brazilians
SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Donna Jones
BIRTHDAYS: Austin Cline 8.25 and his words of wisdom on his 80th are “Hang in There”
ANNIVERSARIES: Bryan and Nikki Crawford 8.26, Howard and Edie Smith 8.30
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 Band Concert Report: 

Thanks to

August 26th -Thanks to Bob Beeby, Mike & Joanne Caldwell, John Haag, Gayel Childress & granddaughter, Rene Briggs, Linda Taylor, Bob Denne, Bryan Nikki, Brady & Addison Crawford, Michelle Henson, Austin Cline, Fr. Jeff Wilhelm.

Congratulations to all for a very successful Summer Concert Season and especially Bob and Laura Denne who organized, Laura who filled in as conductor. They help make this a great community project!

Boat Trip- Tuesday Sept 30th – Help of Ojai Seniors – 9am
ROTARY DISTRICT 5240 DISTRICT CONFERENCE

Oct. 3,4& 5Monterey California

HONORING SERVICE

Less than seven weeks until the conference so there is still time to register and make hotel reservations. Hotel rooms are going fast as we are over half full already! We’re looking forward to seeing you for an exciting conference that includes dynamic speakers and great food at a great location!!Register and reserve a hotel room by going to the District 5240 website www.rotarydistrict5240.org . It’s easy. Just click on the links for hotel registration or online conference registration.
Want more information on Monterey. Go to our own Monterey microsite at www.seemonterey.com/rotary for special deals and places to see.

Want reservations for dinners, tours, and golfing at the seven golf courses.  Register and we’ll give you the secret number where you can make reservations (except Pebble Beach golf course) two weeks in advance. What a deal. Right now fishing is great (salmon), humpback whales are broaching 25 yards off the coast, the Monterey Aquarium is celebrating “Tentacles” with special sea creatures, and the weather is 70 degrees with visibility limited by the curvature of the earth! Come early and stay late to enjoy this paradise!!

END POLIO NOW- EPIC CHALLENGE – OCT 3 – 200K TEAM/INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE RIDE –PASO ROBLES TO MONTERREY AND OCT 5 FAMILY POKER BIKE/RUN/WALK AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF IN MONTERY- NEED SPONSORS, PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS – SEE CARDS ON TABLE
Next week’s speaker TBD
RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 8.28 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes

Linda Taylor: Please sign the endorsement sheet for Measure J. The measure would provide money for much-needed school repairs.

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Linda B – Glad for band concerts and glad it is over.

Richard M – 72 million dictionaries distributed nationwide in the dictionary project

Linda T – our new exchange student is registered at Nordhoff

-          good meetings with the incoming Interact presidents at Nordhoff

Mike L – good meeting about ground water

Stephanie – Reggie to Thailand

Holly – kids back to school and thanks for supporting her bringing the baby to meetings

Fr. Jeff – former exchange student brings back memories of his AFS days

Linda B – grandchildren off to Monica Ros and Topa

Mike C – Daughter at SBCC in dorm

FINE MASTER – Reggie Wood
7:50 Steve F – Giving clocks, handkerchiefs, straw sandals and flowers are all associated with death and funerals in China so they are deemed inappropriate and what? Steve – “screwed up” – incorrect. Correct – “morbid”

Rene – Egypt don’t put salt on your food or the host will assume you find the food what? Rene – “drab” – incorrect . Correct – “repulsive”

Stephanie – In the Netherlands giving fancy kitchen knives or scissors as gifts is considered what? Stephanie – “rude” – incorrect. Correct – “unlucky”

Pat M – Where do children in Greece put their lost teeth? Pat – “Bed” – incorrect. Correct –“roof”

Mike L – In what country do people grunt and bump chests when something good has happened? USA

Lou – In Venezuela it considered rude to arrive early or on time to someone’s home for a meal and the person is considered to be too what? Lou – “Hungry” – incorrect. Correct – “greedy”

Linda B – In Finland you may be invited to a sauna after a business meeting  so you can do what? Linda – “let off steam” – correct

John H – In the Netherlands Santa’s helper is called a. Zwarte Piet or b. Black Pete. John “ a” – incorrect. Black Pete correct.

PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER- Claudia Luna- Oxnard Mexican Consulate
8:00 The consulate covers Santa Barbara, San Luis and Ventura counties. There are 10 consulates in California. The consulate is the building and the consul is the person. Ana Berenice Diaz Cebellos Parada is the consul. The tasks are to protect and defend the dignity and rights of Mexican citizens  abroad. Some of the services include travel documents such as visas and passports, power of attorney, wills, public notary, and birth certificates. They work to get a work permit for women escaping domestic violence. The 25th is wear orange day to raise awareness of domestic violence. Other issues involving the consulate are human trafficking and homeless people. One program they offer is called Window of Health and they help with medical costs and offer some free tests. A sports program promotes health through fitness. In the area of education, the consulate provides some free textbooks, some scholarships, and they have an essay contest called “This is my Mexico.” Another role is promote tourism in Mexico. There is a mobile consulate that goes to areas greater than 70 miles from Oxnard. It is once a month. The consulate participates in local mass media and social media. On September 12 at 6:00 pm at Heritage Square in Oxnard there is a Fiesta Patrias celebration and all are welcome.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

” Every view of the world that becomes extinct, every culture that disappears, diminishes a possibility of life”
 Octavio Paz quotes (Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat, 1914-1998)

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

Meeting Minutes August 19

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE:       Bryan Crawford           INVOCATION:     Mike Caldwell
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS:
PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Mike Caldwell, Richard McArthur, Bob Beeby
  SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Rene Briggs
  BIRTHDAYS: Aug 23 Jane McClenahan
  ANNIVERSARIES: None this week  
ANNOUNCEMENTS
7:40 Band Concert Report: 

August 13th -Thanks to Bob Beeby, Mike Caldwell, Gayel Childress, Bob Denne, Bryan Nikki, Brady & Addison Crawford, Donna Jones, Austin & Sharon Cline, Mike Daley, Rob & Linda Long, Louanne Fay, Stephanie Midgett & Fr. Jeff

Next Concert Wed. August 20 – last concert of the season

  Boat Trip- Tuesday Sept 30th – Help of Ojai Seniors – 9am
  ROTARY DISTRICT 5240 DISTRICT CONFERENCE

Oct. 3,4& 5Monterey California

HONORING SERVICE

Less than seven weeks until the conference so there is still time to register and make hotel reservations. Hotel rooms are going fast as we are over half full already! We’re looking forward to seeing you for an exciting conference that includes dynamic speakers and great food at a great location!!Register and reserve a hotel room by going to the District 5240 website www.rotarydistrict5240.org . It’s easy. Just click on the links for hotel registration or online conference registration.
Want more information on Monterey. Go to our own Monterey microsite at www.seemonterey.com/rotary for special deals and places to see.

Want reservations for dinners, tours, and golfing at the seven golf courses.  Register and we’ll give you the secret number where you can make reservations (except Pebble Beach golf course) two weeks in advance. What a deal. Right now fishing is great (salmon), humpback whales are broaching 25 yards off the coast, the Monterey Aquarium is celebrating “Tentacles” with special sea creatures, and the weather is 70 degrees with visibility limited by the curvature of the earth! Come early and stay late to enjoy this paradise!!

  END POLIO NOW- EPIC CHALLENGE – OCT 3 – 200K TEAM/INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE RIDE –PASO ROBLES TO MONTERREY AND OCT 5 FAMILY POKER BIKE/RUN/WALK AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF IN MONTERY- NEED SPONSORS, PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS – SEE CARDS ON TABLE
  Please join the Lindsay family to celebrate the life of

Jan Corwin Lindsay

Friday August 22, 2014 at 11 AM

California State University Channel Islands

Grand Salon

One University Drive

Camarillo, CA

“Donations can be made to GoCare Inc.,

Rotary International or a charity of your choice”.

We will be gathering immediately after the memorial to share our favorite memories and stories of Jan.

 

  Next week’s speaker Claudia Luna – Oxnard Mexican Consulate
  RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 8.28 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes
HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Rene-Happy to be back from Germany.
  Bob- Glad Band Concerts have gone well and will have last one this week.
FINE MASTER – Fr. Jeff Wilhelm – Scotch & Water
7:50 Kathy Doubleday- How long can a human go without water?  2 days- correct answer.
  Lou Torres- how many gallons water to produce an egg- 13.8 gallons- incorrect answer
  Bryan C- what makes Scotch Scotch?  Made in Scotland.  Correct answer

Paul B.  What % of water on earth? 80% – correct answer

  Cam- what % water potable? 1%-correct answer
  Ross- ½ empty bottle of scotch good for how many years?  5-correct answer
  Linda B- How many gallons of water to produce gallon of milk?  4-correct answer
  Dennis G- 1/3 whiskey poured into barrel is lost to evaporation.  What is this called?  The Angel’s share.  Correct answer.
  Donna J. How many gallons of water to produce an orange? 13.8 gal.  Incorrect answer
  Jim H.-Scotch whisky & Irish whiskey are the same with one difference-what is it?  Scotch whisky is spelled without an e.
  Stephanie- How many gallon of water to produce a car? 39,000 gal.  Incorrect answer
  Rene- How many gallons of water to produce 1# bacon? 800 gal. Correct answer
  Bob B. How much does a bottle of 1926 McCallan cost?  $62,000. Incorrect answer.
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER- Steve Wickstrom – Casitas Municipal Water District- The Drought
8:00 Brief summary: Steve discussed the history of water in the Ojai Valley and ways to increase distribution over the years including building Matilija Dam and Lake Casitas.  He walked us through the amount of decline in water in aquifers and in the Lake due to the last few years of drought.  He talked about the current restrictions in place to reduce usage mainly in outdoor water use and discussed the future of water usage if current drought continues or if the El Nino weather conditions bring more rain next season.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes – One for peace and one for science.

John F. Kennedy

August 12, 2014

Rotary Ojai West Meeting – Aug 12 – 2014—Rob Long presiding

Pledge: Austin Cline Invocation: Donna Jones

Scribe: Linda Taylor

Thanks to set-up crew: Mike, Tony Scott (who had to leave to go to work)

Happy Birthday to Steve Frank

Announcements: About a dozen people are needed each night for the Band Concerts. Only 2 concerts left this summer, tomorrow night and next week.

Aug. 6 – Thanks to Bob Beeby, Mike Caldwell, Gayel Childress, Bob Denne, Richard McArthur, Stephanie Midgette, Fr. Jeff, Linda Taylor, Linda Burr

Aug 20 – Last concert of 2014 season

District Conference is in Monterrey – Oct 3, 4 & 5—sign up on the District 5240 website

End Polio Now – Epic Challenge – see the District website

RCOW Board Meeting – Thursday, 8-28 – 7am @ Eggs n Potatoes

Speaker next week: Steve Wickstrum – Casitas Water District – The Drought

Announcements: Bill Shouse announced the arrival today of Antonia Sitz from Austria, our exchange student. She is being hosted at the beginning of her stay (3 homes total, hopefully) by Leigh and Carl Hyndman, who have hosted several Rotary Exchange Students. Antonia is 16, younger than most exchange students. Bill asked all members of the club to include her in several activities during her year here. That way she will feel as if she has an extremely large family. Anything is good, including a hike, walk on the beach, shopping at Costco—you get the picture.

Happy Bucks –
Rick Gould shared a photo of his daughter in Senegal with a group of children, one who is crawling and obviously afflicted with polio. He reminded us that this is why we are all working so hard to defeat this terrible disease.

Donna – happy to be back from vacation. She starts school tomorrow

Kathy – happy to be joining the Ojai Unified School District

Cam – had a great trip to Ireland & Scotland

Fines – Fr. Jeff – “Famous Nicknames”

Who was “Crazy Legs”? – Elroy Hirsch – Tony is correct
Who was “Hacksaw”? – Michelle missed this one

Who was “L.T.”? –Donna correctly guessed Lawrence Taylor

Who was “Captain Comeback?” – Brian correctly guessed Jim Harbaugh

What does “GOAT” stand for (referencing Jerry Rice)? – Mike missed this one

America’s Team refers to what NFL team? – Cam was correct with Dallas Cowboys

Fearsome Foursome refers to the defensive line of what NFL team? Kathy missed this one

“Mad Duck” was who – Rick Turner missed this one

What NFL player earned the nickname “Mongo”? – Rob missed this one

“Sweetness” was the nickname of ? Gayel missed this

“Bad Moon “ was a nickname for ? Steve missed this

“Anytime” was a nickname for? – Lou missed this

“Bullet Bob” was who? Dennis was correct with Bob Hayes

“Papa Bear” was who – Mike Leigh missed this one

Smash and Dash is a nickname for who? Linda Taylor missed this one
PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER: TERI HELTON, RN, LIVINGSTON MEMORIAL
Advanced Health Directives

It is of utmost importance to have a document readily available stating your wishes at end of life. The document can be in your wallet, on your refrigerator, somewhere accessible by medical personnel and family members. A list of current medications is also essential to have available.
Due to improvements in emergency health care, people with chronic illnesses may live for months in a vegetative state. For many, this is against their wishes.
It is essential to talk to family members, friends & caregivers to make sure that your end of life decisions are known.
Every person needs an agent, a person who can carry out the decisions for a person if they become incapacitated. This may or may not be a family member. In some cases, a person may need a second and even a third agent.
Paperwork appointing an agent needs 2 witnesses or a notary’s signature.
A for called POLST became legal in 2009, and copies of this were provided to us by Teri along with other important papers in a handy folder. The POLST takes precedence over a dissenting family member in end of life decisions (very important).

 

 

August 5, 2014

ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING AGENDA  AUGUST 5,2014

TIME ACTIVITY AND NOTES
7:00 FELLOWSHIP
7:10 PLEDGE: Frankie Conrad INVOCATION: Rick Gould
7:15 BREAKFAST
7:30 WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: No Visitors today

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
7:35 SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Scott McArthur, Tony Reda & Mike Caldwell

SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Paul Blatz

BIRTHDAYS: July 27 Les Gardner, August 4 Steve Frank, August 5 Howard Smith
ANNIVERSARIES: Bob & Sara Beeby Aug. 3, Linda Taylor & Ray Magee Aug. 4, Mike & Lori Leigh Aug. 6 , Ross & Patty Atkinson and Jim & Robyn Halverson Aug. 8

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Update on Nick Oatway :
I spoke to Nick Oatway this morning and he let me know that he has a diagnosis after a couple of months of testing of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which he is being treated for at VCMC. He is happy to have the diagnosis, thinks VCMC which is a teaching hospital connected to UCLA is the best place for him and he is impressed with the nurses and Dr’s there. He will be receiving treatments every 2 weeks for a while and is at home.

He said phone calls in the late afternoon are best for him and he would welcome them.

Let us add our positive and powerful prayers for him !

Nick’s cell phone : 818-679-5501, address P.O. Box 1872, Ojai 93024

7:40 Band Concert Report:
July 23-Thanks to Bob Beeby, Rene Briggs, Mike Caldwell, Gayel Childress, Bob & Laura Denne, Halina Garbacz, Rick Gould, Rob and Linda Long, Richard McArthur, Stephanie Midgett.
July 30 Thanks to: Mike Caldwell, Mike Daley, Austin and Sharon Cline, Bob Beeby, Gayel Childress, Bob & Laura Denne, Richard & Sheryl McArthur and their 5 grandchildren, Jack McClenahan, Stephanie Midgett, Fr. Jeff Wilhelm and Past DG Wade Nomura.
Slide show
Next Concert Wed. August 6

Joint Rotary Ojai West & Ojai Clubs Social July 27th was a great success. Special thank you to Dennis and Larry for the venue, Mike and Joanne Caldwell for the special food and drinks. Everyone enjoyed the day, the company and the food.
Duncan Nelles who passed away Sat. July 26th will have a Memorial Service Saturday Aug. 23rd at the Ojai Presbyterian Church. His family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made in his name to Rotary Ojai West.

Request from DG Loretta for information about Veterans in Rotary in our club. Pease let me know, what service, where and when you served and a photo if possible. Check out these photos from Rick Gould. Need to get this to District by today. Fill it out today as it goes around. Vets to be honored at District Conference Oct 3, 4 & 5 in Monterrey.

END POLIO NOW- EPIC CHALLENGE – OCT 3 – 200K TEAM/INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE RIDE –PASO ROBLES TO MONTERREY AND OCT 5 FAMILY POKER BIKE/RUN/WALK AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF IN MONTERY- NEED SPONSORS, PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS – SEE CARDS ON TABLE
Next week’s meeting to be led by Rob Long so Linda can do her annual ride with the WOTR. This year White Cloud Mts. outside Stanley Idaho. Yee Haw!
Next week’s speaker Teri Helton from Livingston Memorial – Advance Health Directives She is definitely coming next week!
RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 8.28 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes

HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:
7:45 Bill Shouse- RCOW is going to have an exchange student from Austria.
Stephanie- Thanks to everyone who helps at Band Concerts- especially Bob Denne.
Ross Atkinson- Spent week in Alaska fishing with Steve Frank- survived earthquake and spending the week with Steve Frank
Mike Leigh- had wonderful family reunion in Bass Lake
Rick Gould- Son in law attending African National Summit.

FINE MASTER – MIKE CALDWELL
7:50 Austin, Paul, Scott, Frankie, Lou and Stephanie were all stumped by Fine Master Caldwell

PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER- Shauna Mistretta – The Amala Foundation The Amala Foundation unites people from all walks of life and inspires them to grow as individuals and as leaders in service to humanity.
8:00 Brief summary: Our speaker did not appear today. Early dismissal granted to all.
But not next week – Terri will be here!

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
“I don’t want my life to be defined by what is etched on a tombstone. I want it to be defined by what is etched in the lives and hearts of those I’ve touched.”
― Steve Maraboli, Author

 

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